This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood, a parachutist who died after an accident during a stunt at the Chicago Air and Water Show on Aug. 16, 2015 .
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August 17, 2015

A U.S. Army parachute team member died Sunday after being injured at the Chicago Air and Water Show.

Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood, of Cincinnati, the 32-year-old parachutist, was a 14-year veteran who served five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hood and a Navy sailor collided midair at the Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday, leading to both being hospitalized, and Hood died of his injuries one day later, ABC reports.

Hood received a number of awards for his service, including two Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medal, the Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder, Air Assault and Combat Action Badges.

“Our focus right now is on supporting Corey’s family and grieving for our teammate,” USAPT commander Lt. Col. Matthew Weinrich said in a statement. “As soldiers, there are risks every day in what we do, but you do everything you can to minimize those risks and it is extremely hard when that is not enough.”

The injured sailor, whose name has not been released, was still in the hospital on Sunday but his prognosis was good, a Navy spokesman said Sunday evening.


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